The book's title is SPIRIT RIDING FREE: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS. The release date is May 2, 2017. That's in twelve days!
Twelve-year old Lucky Prescott craves adventure, but as a young lady of society she's only been allowed to experience adventure through books. That is, until one fateful day when Lucky, her father, and her aunt leave their neat-and-tidy city life and travel to their new home out west--the Wild West.
At first Lucky is excited, but during the long train ride to her new hometown of Miradero, she begins to worry. What if she doesn't make any new friends? Everyone in the West rides horses, but she's never been allowed to even sit on one. How can she possibly fit in? Anxious about the future, Lucky looks out the train window and sees a majestic wild stallion. When their eyes meet, she senses a connection. But when the stallion is caught by wranglers, Lucky's heart breaks. And when she next sees the stallion, he's tied to a post, refusing to be "broken in."
SPIRIT RIDING FREE: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS is the story of a girl and a wild horse, equally out of place in a strange, new world, but equally fierce and brave. With each other to lean on, will these two free spirits be able to find a home together?
The book received a nice review from Kirkus Reviews:
"...the fresh voice and unbridled enthusiasm of both girl and horse will inspire anyone dealing with their own isolation and teasing. A wild ride that will make spirits soar."
What an exciting project! I can't wait to read it!
Click here to check out the trailer for the animated series, SPIRIT RIDING FREE! I think it looks so good!
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Congratulations to the uber-talented Suzanne! Yee-haw!